AirPods and the Three Stages of Apple Criticism
I stumbled across a very interesting article via John Gruber’s Daring Fireball by Jonathan Kim over at Medium:
Put another way: Apple’s products are successful because Apple knows how to market their products to a fanbase of deeply flawed individuals who don’t know what’s good for them.
I really wish I was exaggerating, but these seven reasons are the main ways Apple critics attempt to explain why someone would choose to buy products critics believe are both overpriced and inferior to their competition. Because if you’ve already come to the conclusion that Apple products are overpriced and inferior, but hundreds of millions of people still buy them, the only conclusion must be that there is something seriously wrong with the people who buy them.
This was a very interesting critique of well know Tech Reporter admitting over time that their initial impression of a product were perhaps hasty given. I agree with the original author that people should be applauded for admitting they were wrong. The author does a better job of articulating this than I.
Savov deserves credit for having the willingness — dare I say “courage”? — for not keeping his change of heart to himself.